Friday, November 20, 2009

Canadians shouldn't buy drugs on the Internet: RCMP

From the Vancouver Sun:
Canadians ordering prescription medication online are being warned that they may be illegally receiving counterfeit products manufactured overseas by criminal organizations.

And the products claiming health benefits are full of other chemicals that could make them sick, the RCMP and Canada Border Service Agency said at a joint news conference, part of an INTERPOL and World Health Organization initiative in 26 countries called Operation Pangea II.

"The people selling these products are often organized crime groups operating internationally," RCMP Sgt. Duncan Pound said, adding it is better for people to steer clear altogether from Internet purchases of prescription drugs even when websites claim to be Canadian.

He said the RCMP is working with its international policing partners to catch those responsible at the source. ...more

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